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Kayakers Complete 1000km-Crossing of Baffin Island

After 65 days of travel across Baffin Island, kayakers Erik Boomer, Katherine Breen, and siblings Eric and Sarah McNair-Landry were treated to a special welcome as they arrived in Cape Dorset, completing their crossing of Baffin Island.…

DNA Research Reveals Uros People of Peru and Bolivia to Have Distinctive Genetic Ancestries

New genetic research led by the Genographic Project team shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano …

Uros People of Peru and Bolivia Found to Have Distinctive Genetic Ancestries

New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and Bolivia that predates the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores and may date back to the earliest settlement of the Altiplano, …

What’s in Your Genes? Join a Twitter Chat with Geneticist Spencer Wells

Ask your genealogy questions and talk about The Genographic Project, DNA, and human migration this Friday, September 13 at 12pm ET. To join, follow Spencer at @spwells and make sure to tweet your questions with #NatGeoLive. And be sure to …

County Mayo hosts the Genographic Project for a flagship Gathering event, a celebration of Ireland, its people and all that is great about its connections, home and abroad.

National Geographic’s Genographic Project, a multi-year global research initiative that uses DNA to map the history of human migration, is working with citizens of County Mayo to help answer fundamental questions about where we originated and how we came to…

Gathering the Irish Genes. County Mayo, Ireland invites the Genographic Project to take a genetic snapshot of Ireland.

Invited by the Enterprise and Investment Unit at County Mayo as part of The Gathering, the Genographic Project visited Ireland this past weekend to take a DNA sampling and create a genetic snapshot of the country.…

Genographic Project Searches for Answers About Humans (Video: Fox 5, Washington DC)

Dr. Spencer Wells joined Fox 5 in the studio to talk about the Genographic Project and how this information could change what we think we know about our own backgrounds.

DNA Detectives Seek Origin of You (USA Today)

Vikings. Attila the Hun. Cavemen. Meet the in-laws, or rather, those genetic relatives you didn’t expect to find on your family tree.…

Un Termómetro Genético Para Asturias (La Nueva Espana)

The Genographic Project visits the Niemeyer Center in Aviles, Spain, to take the “genetic temperature” of local residents.…

Cien Voluntarios Ceden Su ADN en Avilés Para Conocer la Historia de la Migración (RTP)

Watch 100 residents from Asturias, Spain, swab to participate in the Genographic Project (video in Spanish).…